Richard D. Braatz is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with research interests that include robust control, model predictive control, fault diagnosis, and advanced manufacturing. He received a BS from Oregon State University and an MS and PhD from the California Institute of Technology and was the Millennium Chair and Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University before moving to MIT. He has consulted or collaborated with more than 20 companies including IBM, United Technologies Corporation, BP, and Novartis. Honors include the AACC Donald P. Eckman Award, the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the IEEE Control Systems Society Transition to Practice Award, the AIChE Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, and the ISA Technical Innovation Award. He is a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Richard has served the AACC as Director, Society Review Chair, Program Chair, and General Chair, and as the organizer of numerous invited sessions and workshops. He has served IFAC as Vice Chair for the Technical Committee on Chemical Process Control; Area or Program Chair of several symposia; member of the editorial boards of Automatica, Journal of Process Control, and Annual Reviews in Control; and member of numerous internal program committees. Richard has served the IEEE as Chair of the CSS Technical Committee on Industrial Process Control, the CSS Board of Governors, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Control Systems Magazine, and Senior Editor of IEEE Life Sciences Letters. He served the AIChE as Second Vice-Chair, First Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair of its Computing and Systems Technology division. He is coauthor of a textbook on Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Industrial Systems, two research monographs, 200+ journal articles, and 150+ conference papers. Richard teaches systems engineering, fault detection and diagnosis, and robust optimal control theory.